Scientists have been unable to prevent corn from growing in complicated maze patterns, resulting in a large number of tractors that go missing and form tractor cities and have tractor babies. Embrace nature's greatest mystery with today's Groupon, which gets you admission to the corn maze and adventure area at Long & Scott Farms in Mt. Dora. This Groupon is valid on Saturdays and Sundays from October 2, 2010 to November 28, 2010 and on November 24 and 26, 2010. Choose between these options:
- $4 for one youth admission (ages 3–16, an $8 value)
- $5 for one adult admission (17 and older, a $10 value)
Long & Scott Farms welcomes fall by creating a new corn maze each year and offering a wealth of family-friendly activities in a farm setting. This year's maze features 6.5 acres of paths that meander through a field of maize. Those who brave the corny forest can search for clues to answer questions, locate stations along the way, and emerge from the maze alive. Lost explorers can exit at any time or ask the Maze Master for directional assistance, which will only be provided after you promise to include him or her in your will. Although some groups have navigated the leafy labyrinth in as little as 45 minutes, it can take up to two hours to conquer.
A variety of fun activities are also included in the admission price, such as a 60 ft. super slide, a playground and picnic area, and a half-acre mini maze. In addition to fall-themed playtime, Long & Scott Farms is a source for field-sourced fare, such as sweet corn, cucumbers, and cabbage. Scott's Country Market sells fresh produce, jams, syrups, and more for customers who want to take home more farm than the dirt on their shoes and the cobs in their jeans.
All children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Although reviews are still growing for Long & Scott Farms, the Orlando Sentinel featured Scott's Maze Adventures in 2009:
- The design — from a bird's perspective — is an elaborate representation of weather elements including sunshine, lightning, tornadoes and wind. The pathways between the corn rows twist and turn into dead ends. – Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel
Long & Scott Farms
Long & Scott Farms is a 4th generation family farm, just west of Zellwood, Florida. In 1963, Frank D. Scott, Jr. left his Virginia family farm with his wife, and three small children to start his own farm. Frank began by clearing 100 acres of sand land to grow vegetables. In the half-century since, as most independent farms have been sold, Long & Scott Farms has stayed in the family, expanding to a prosperous 1,200 acres brimming with Zellwood Sweet Corn, Kirby cucumbers and cabbage. Each fall, the farm cultivates a new corn maze to complement a 60-foot Super Slide, jumping pillow, playground, hayrides, plus other mazes including a 3 acre Tree Maze created out of more than 1,000 Ligustrum trees. The farm's country cafe offers breakfast and lunch, and the nearby market and produce club feature locally grown produce as well as Long & Scott's own line of jellies, syrups, jams, and relishes.